Live on WYSO

Lord Kimbo
courtesy of the band

Lord Kimbo returned to the WYSO studios, nearly four years after their first appearance.  The band, now a quartet, performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked about expanding their lineup, upcoming gigs and more.

Lord Kimbo will perform at Peach's in Yellow Springs on May 25 and at Dayton Side Show on May 26 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Follow the band at: https://www.facebook.com/lordkimbo

Scott Lee

Scott Lee's new album Self Reflections spans the genres of American music and pulls from various era of Lee's songwriting.  Scott Lee and producer Rob Morick joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio ahead of the album release.  Lee performed a live acoustic set.

Scott Lee will celebrate the release of Self Reflection on Friday, May 11 at the Tipp City Roller Mill. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1272904036175290/

Andrew Calhoun
Jennifer Berman/Antioch College

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Andrew Calhoun joins WYSO's Niki Dakota on Excursions for a conversation and performance ahead of his show this week in Yellow Springs.

Andrew Calhoun is performing at the Vernet Ecological Institute (Glen Helen Building) on May 9. The event is free for Antioch faculty and students. For more information, email jberman@antiochcollege.edu or call (937) 971-8477.

When Heart Beats is a new original production from the Yellow Springs Theatre Company, written and directed by Colton Pitstick that features original music, performed live onstage by Jam Salad.  Pitstick, the band, and choreographers Ali Thomas and Victoria Walters visited the WYSO studios for a preview in song and conversation live on Kaleidoscope.

When Heart Beats is onstage May 9 - 12 at First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs.  More details below.

(from left) Rob Olsen, Greg Snyder, Reyna Spears, Dana Farley and Bruce Warren
via Curious Animals

Reyna Spears and Curious Animals visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope encompassing the players' various styles and musical lineups.  They talked with host Juliet Fromholt about balancing different musical projects, writing, recording, and Reyna's upcoming single.

Kelsey Cassidy

New Brunswick, Canada's Stephen Lewis and The Big Band of Fun stopped by the WYSO studios before their show this week at Hannah's in Dayton to talk with Niki Dakota about their loop-based performance style, and share some music live on Excursions.

Stephen Lewis and The Big Band of Fun will perform at Hannah's in Dayton on Thursday, May 3, joined by local band Beesly.

Jon Dubuc and the Guilty Pleasures visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording, and upcoming gigs. 

Jon Dubuc and the Guilty Pleasures will perform at the Listing Loon in Cincinnati on April 27 and at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton as part of SideShow 13 on May 25,

Niki Dakota / WYSO

The nineteen-piece Wright State University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Brian Cashwell, visited the WYSO studios ahead of their spring performance for a live set on Excursions.

The Wright State University Jazz Ensemble will perform at Wright State' Creative Arts Center on April 19 at 8pm. Learn more at: https://www.wright.edu/events/jazz-ensemble-8

Dayton area native Alexis Gomez returns to the Miami Valley for a performance at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Ahead of the show, Gomez visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic set on Excursions with Niki Dakota.

Alexis Gomez will perform at the Yellow Cab on April 13 with Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway and Kyleen Downes. 

OldNews returned to the WYSO studios for a full band set live on Kaleidoscope as they prepare to release full length, digital album Silver Linings

OldNews will perform at the Southgate House Revival on May 10 and at the Yellow Cab on May 19. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/oldnewsdayton/